Why do you pursue1 me as God does?2 Will you never get enough of my flesh?3
"Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll,4
that they were inscribed with an iron tool5 on lead, or engraved in rock forever!6
I know that my redeemer7 lives,8 and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;9
I myself will see him with my own eyes10--I, and not another. How my heart yearns11 within me!
"If you say, 'How we will hound12 him, since the root of the trouble lies in him, '
you should fear the sword yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the sword,13 and then you will know that there is judgment. "14